Buttermilk Pie

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon flour

1 tablespoon lemon zest

4 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

1 stick of butter, melted and cooled down

1 10-inch unbaked pie crust

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

If using the rolled pie dough found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store, roll out the dough into the pie dish. If using a frozen pie shell, bring to room temperature.

In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour and lemon zest.  One at a time, whisk in the eggs until combined.  The mixture will become bright yellow.  Add the buttermilk and melted butter and mix together.  Pour the  mixture into the pie shell and bake until the top is slightly browned and the center sets, about 40 minutes. The pie should not be too jiggly although it will not be completely set in the middle.  Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.  Slice the pie, top with whipped cream, or not and enjoy.

adapted from foodnetwork.com